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is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
her chances of a full recovery in time for the winter games. >>> let us start this morning with the decision by the postal service to end saturday mail delivery. nbc's tom costello is in a post office in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. this was a major move that the postal service is undertaking, losing $16 billion a year as it is forced to fund future retiree medical benefits. and congress still hasn't gotten around to addressing the issue. the postal service will act on its own to save money and here's the plan. starting august 1st, the usps will stop saturday mail delivery and will however continue package delivery and we should say medical delivery, in other words, pills and that kind of thing. mail delivery to post office boxes will continue on saturday. post offices would remain open on saturday. the estimating savings here is $2 billion a year. while it's true that first class mail has fallen off a cliff as you and i and everybody else shifts to e-mail, packaged delivery is soaring for the post office, up 14% in two years, becau
. the source describes them as crude pipe bombs. one in the bunker and the other in the pipe that police used to communicate with jimmy lee dykes, who demanded two children on a school bus before killing the driver, charles poland. he wanted attention, even asking police negotiators for a tv reporter to interview him. by monday, when they saw dykes hold i holding a gun, using a secret camera they somehow had managed to sneak inside, they were ready. they swooped in, throwing a stun grenade down the bunker's hatch. the police source says dykes fired his gun once. the team returned fire, killing dykes and freeing ethan. ethan's mother said i woke up for the first time in almost a week to a beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. and today he celebrates his 6th birthday. >> he captured the hearts of all of us and we instantly fell in love with a little boy that we didn't even know his last name. >> reporter: initially planned as a prayer vigil, it turned into a celebration. >> oh, honey, we're celebrating everywhere. >> reporter: ethan is already o
. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presbyterian hospital here in the city where he made his mark with a larger than life personality. here is nbc's ro
. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. >>> we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites. >>> $40 million gas platform sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we'll have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the olympic winter games in sochi, russia. take a look the what is going on out on the plaza this morning. this is freestyle skiing, practicing their moves on trampolines. >>> jenna wolfe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole first half. the guys in front of me, die-hard 49er fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole sec
of the most lethal sniper in u.s. history. chris kyle was fatally shot at a texas gun range. in lancaster, texas, mark, what can you tell us? >> reporter: lester, that gun range was chris kyle's second home practically. we are about 100 miles east of there in lancaster, texas. this is where the suspect, eddy ralph is from, being held in this police department, already gone before a judge arraigned on two counts of capital murder. we have some video from the scene on where ralph was captured. we are still trying to get more information on him. at this point, as far as a criminal history, he was convicted of dwi last year. what we are trying to find out is motive, and what, if any, relationship he had with chris kyle and the other victim, chad littlefield. the texas highway patrol is one of the agencies investigating. here is what they say he did right after the murders. >> he traveled back to his residence in lancaster. lancaster police department was able to catch up with him there. they took him into custody wo without incident after a brief pursuit. >> reporter: police tell us they have
coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to talk about what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. >>> we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. we'll run through them later. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites. >>> dramatic images of a $40 million gas platform, sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we're going to have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the winter olympic games in sochi, russia. check out what's going out on the plaza this morning. we have explaining to do, that is freestyle skiing. some of the guys practicing wild aerials on trampolines. >> hope you brought your trampoline shoes, willie. start with the wild night at the super bowl. jenna wolffe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they
. vice president joe biden says that the u.s. is ready to hold talks, but only if tehran is serious. biden says there is type for diplomacy to succeed, but it needs to and the iran built a new fighter jet which it claims can evade radar. there is a growing self-reliance in military technology. >>> in this country, another online hacker attack. twitter says it quickly shut down at least one attempt to gain access to user data, but hackers may have collected information on 250,000 of more than 200 million active users, including user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords it reset passwords and sent them e-mails telling them to create a new one and encourages users to change passwords regardless of their account is compromised. >>> the scottish terrier affectionately known as barney, george bush's beloved dog has died at the age of 12. the statement on president bush's facebook page. barney never discussed politics and was a faithful friend. >>> and the usda is proposing a new set of rules which would ban candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy food sold on school campus
we're going to be back in 25 minutes with a local news update. >> and join us at 9:00 for a full hour of news. right now, we want to go live to punxsutawney, pennsylvania, to see if punxsutawney phil is going to show his face any time soon. we're expecting that in about 20 minutes. >> it is ground hog . >>> good morning. when will it end? a tense standoff in alabama enters its fifth day as a 5-year-old boy remains held in an underground bunker. this morning, we're getting our first look at the man accused of holding him hostage. >>> too sex? critics taking aim at the commercial that features a sultry kate upton at a car wash. does it go too far? the supermodel talks to us live. >>> and countdown to the super bowl. the good times are rolling in new orleans already. the food, the alcohol, the celebrities, we're right there in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today," on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. happy groundho
kate upton at a car wash. does it go too far? the supermodel talks to us live. >>> and countdown to the super bowl. the good times are rolling in new orleans already. the food, the alcohol, the celebrities, we're right there in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today," on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. happy groundhog day. does it feel like we've been here before, once or twice? a live picture from punxsutawney, pennsylvania, where, of course, the most famous resident is punxsutawney phil. later we will find out whether he is predicting six more weeks of winter or perhaps an early spring. there are people in both camps. keep your fingers crossed for whichever one you're hoping for. >> i wouldn't pack away the longjohns yet. not a weather guy, but that's my thought. >>> and regardless of the season, there's always a party in new orleans. super bowl weekend is no exception. jenna wolf is down there. what's going on
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